Join us for an evening of entertainment and celebrating the iconic genre birthed in the coastal speakeasy bars and clubs of West Africa, that gave birth to several forms to follow - including Afrobeat, Hiplife, and Afrobeats.

The evening will start at 7 pm promptly with a short 20-minute film created by historian Ed Keazor. ‘Akatakpo: The Legend of Tony Odili’. This is a bio-documentary of Nigeria’s oldest living musician, whose 75-year career still endures, even at 96. From the Bobby Benson and Roy Chicago Orchestras through to his storied tenure with the legendary Rex Lawson Mayors.

Following this will be a sensational performance by The Waterside Orchestra: A multi-ethnic collective of musicians whose musical journey has traversed some of West Africa’s foremost Highlife and Afrobeat ensembles.

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